Senator Isakson talks A-10 program during Moody visit

| March 7, 2016

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VALDOSTA – “Moody is such a tremendous base in the Air Force game plan that we cannot afford to lose it,” said U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) during a visit to Moody Air Force base Friday morning.

Isakson visited the base along with Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and top military legislative aided from the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee for an “East Coast Air Power Demonstration.”

The trip’s focus was the importance of preserving the mission of the A-10 Thunderbolt II and protecting Moody Air Force Base from closure.

“Eighteen months ago, the A-10 was going to be gone,” Isakson said. “The Secretary of the Air Force said they were going to close down the A-10 program.”

However, the A-10 program was continued, and Isakson said the aircraft has been vital to recent military actions and hopes his trip will be a reminder of the program’s importance.

“We would not be fighting against Afghanistan today,” Isakson. “We could not have won in Iraq like we did. We couldn’t be deploying where we are around the world.”

 

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